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Old 03-26-2010, 11:56 PM
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Never heard of it either UB - My last drug test was back in '95 though

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The Original Whizzinator is a product intended to fraudulently defeat drug tests. The Whizzinator comes as a kit complete with dried urine and syringe, heater packs (to keep the urine at body temperature), a false penis (available in several skin tones including white, tan, latino, brown, and black) and instruction manual. The company also offered a female version of the Whizzinator, called "Number One." Though there is no information on exactly how this product differs from the 'disposable unisex' product also on the market. It was manufactured by Puck Technology of Signal Hill, California; a suburb of Los Angeles.

The device received media coverage in May 2005 in the United States after Onterrio Smith, a former Minnesota Vikings running back, was caught with one at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, which resulted in his suspension. Actor Tom Sizemore has also brought the Whizzinator into the public eye after having been caught with one attempting to evade drug tests. Famous bodybuilder George Spellwin's glittering career was further called into question when bank statements relating to the Whizzinator came into the public domain.

In 2006, a Pittsburgh-area woman and her friend were charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief after they asked a convenience store clerk to microwave one of the devices so the woman could pass a drug test. The clerk, thinking it was a real penis, called police. The couple were required to reimburse the chain for the cost of a new microwave; OSHA regulations do not allow microwaves to be used once bodily fluids have been in them.

The United States Congress held hearings on the Whizzinator on May 17, 2005.

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On October 14, 2008, federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh won a 19-count indictment against Puck Technology, maker of the Whizzinator, and its owners for fraud and selling drug paraphernalia. Prosecutors allege that by manufacturing and selling the Whizzinator, Puck Technology, company prime minister Gerald Wills and King Robert Catalano conspired to defraud the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which administers federal workplace drug testing programs. The government is seeking forfeiture of all of the company's assets, including its Internet domain names.

On November 24, Puck Technology, Wills and Catalano pleaded guilty in a Pittsburgh federal court to one count of conspiracy to defraud the government and one count of conspiracy to sell drug paraphernalia. Wills and Catlano were scheduled to be sentenced in February 2009. They could face up to eight years in prison and a $800,000 fine.

The company's Websites, whizzinator.com and gonumber1.com, were no longer live as of November 2008.
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:31 AM
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I guessed I missed all this. I've never had a grug test. In ~2002 I was head hunted and offered an executive sales management position. The company hiring manager (who I knew personally) sheepishly mentioned a drug test as being required due to compant policy. While I was clean and could pass the test I refused due to the irony of them soliciting me based on my abilities and reputation and then wanting a drug test.
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:10 AM
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As Marco said, yes they watch you. Sore subject Marco???

We mess with our new guys, they know they have to take a drug test once they are brought on. So we put a little cup on their desk and tell them to call me when they are ready to take the test. I will walk them all the way up to the door of the restroom and then hand them their packet they need to take to the actual drug testing place.

Some of the comments I hear from these guys are just amazing. Another guy walked into the hallway with me and handed me his cup and badge, he said " There is no way in hell I am passing this test" Hey fine with me, saved us $300.

It is really hard to pass a real test with one of these set ups, but I suppose it could be done.
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As Marco said, yes they watch you. Sore subject Marco???

We mess with our new guys, they know they have to take a drug test once they are brought on. So we put a little cup on their desk and tell them to call me when they are ready to take the test. I will walk them all the way up to the door of the restroom and then hand them their packet they need to take to the actual drug testing place.

Some of the comments I hear from these guys are just amazing. Another guy walked into the hallway with me and handed me his cup and badge, he said " There is no way in hell I am passing this test" Hey fine with me, saved us $300.

It is really hard to pass a real test with one of these set ups, but I suppose it could be done.
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Nah, no sore subject at all. I'va had to take a few for the various places i've worked for. No big deal... i'ts just part of it.

What cracks me up is the people that fail, or try all of these things to not fail. There is no reason to fail. I'ts as easy as not doing drugs.

edit: or eating poppy seed muffins.. which not only did myth busters proove (for whatever that's worth) but a coworker of mine failed for.
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I'ts as easy as not doing drugs.
Seems to be a hard one for a lot of people to swallow. But its easy for me.
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While I was clean and could pass the test I refused due to the irony of them soliciting me based on my abilities and reputation and then wanting a drug test.
Classic story.

I've only been tested once, when I did worked for United Blood Services. They wanted to make sure all their drivers and phlebotomists were clean, so they passed a company-wide random drug testing policy that included everyone to make it look like no one was being singled out. This was back in the early 90s. No one watched me. It was no big deal, since my only drug is legal and comes in 12 ounce bottles and cans.
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